UC Point Enables Cloud Transition for SMBs

  • Office 365 managed services offer a simple, cost-effective digital transformation, leveraging cloud
  • Expertise newly re-certified by Microsoft

Cologne, 20th February 2018. UC Point, a leading provider of global Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) services and part of SoftwareONE since October 2017, now offers a "digital jump-start" for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). UC Point’s Office 365 managed services empowers clients to work reliably anytime, from anywhere while helping IT teams free up resources to focus on core tasks. In addition, UC Point was recently certified by Microsoft for its expertise in cloud computing for "Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions" further establishing its premier status in increasing the efficiency of SMBs in the cloud.

The pressure on IT departments to do more with less is growing, especially for SMBs. With fewer IT resources than large corporations, SMBs need to find creative ways to stay competitive. "UC Point’s Office 365 managed services offer new ways to efficiently run an entire IT environment while streamlining key tasks. Using Microsoft Office 365, SMBs benefit from a lower up-front cost of capital as well as a 30 to 40 percent lower ongoing IT cost. UC Point’s Office 365 managed services also provides companies the flexibility necessary to add new users as needed," according to Markus P. Keller, CEO and founder of UC Point.

As a certified Microsoft Partner, UC Point helps small and medium-sized businesses find the right Office 365 plans, and provides in-house expertise to support customers from the initial development of their cloud strategy to implementation to continuous monitoring. With this one-stop shop approach, UC Point paves the way for digitization for middle-market customers, and ensures seamless communication and collaboration via Office 365 within a company.

UC Point has gained its expertise in the field of cloud computing through the planning and realization of various cloud and hybrid projects. For example, specialists at the VIRZ Association for Innovative Data Centers enabled Microsoft Office 365 in a single week. “The newly available communication modalities with Microsoft Skype for Business and the ability for VIRZ members to share and edit documents from virtually anywhere have greatly improved team collaboration within our organization. In addition, the new platform has significantly reduced operational costs compared to our legacy environment,” states Hartwig Bazzanella, Chairman of the Board at the VIRZ Association for Innovative Data Centers.

UC Point also supports international companies in implementing cloud-based Skype for Business solutions. In fact, UC Point spearheaded the planning and realization for Paul Hartmann AG. The implementation was carried out in close cooperation with Microsoft in order to pave the way for the company-wide Skype for Business integration for 6,000 users worldwide. Despite complex infrastructure and heterogeneous telephony and e-mail solutions, UC Point succeeded at smoothly migrating the system in as little as twelve months.

"The path to digitalization starts with a comprehensive planning phase and the decision for a communication infrastructure. This is often associated with extensive licensing considerations. Together with SoftwareONE, we can offer a process that is tailored to each planning and implementation step, starting with license consulting and extending to software lifecycle management and the implementation of the entire infrastructure," adds Keller.  "This will give customers large and small precisely the services they need - all from a single source of a certified Microsoft partner.”

The success stories from the Association of Innovative Data Centers (VIRZ) and Paul Hartmann AG can be found online at https://www.uc-point.com/en/about-uc-point/success-stories.


Markus P. Keller, CEO & Founder of UC Point (a SoftwareONE company)

PR Contact: Ireen Schaffer, UC Point, Kranhaus 1, 3rd Floor, Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Cologne / Germany, Email: news@uc-point.com, Phone: +49 221 669 992 30  

About UC Point (a SoftwareONE company)

UC Point, founded in 1998, is a leading provider of global Unified Communications & Collaboration Services and part of SoftwareONE since October 2017. Being a specialist in Unified Communications & Collaboration from the very beginning, UC Point supports customers worldwide in the development, implementation and support of a seamless communications strategy - on premise, hybrid or from the cloud. The comprehensive portfolio covers a variety of products and services, ranging from licensing advice to network analysis and 24/7 worldwide Skype for Business/Teams support, as well as, comprehensive consulting and managed services for Skype for Business, Teams, Office 365, and conference room solutions. Today, UC Point has become a market leader for Skype for Business/Teams, Enterprise Voice & Conferencing with a customer base in over 60 countries. For further information, please visit www.uc-point.com or follow us on Twitter.

About SoftwareONE

SoftwareONE, a global leader in software and cloud portfolio management, is modernizing the way organizations budget and optimize their global IT spend from on-premises to the cloud. The PyraCloud platform, applying machine learning, delivers the visibility, insight, automation and control customers demand to maximize their software investments. In tandem, our Software Portfolio Management (SPM) and Software Asset Management (SAM) services provide the methodology and framework to optimize the underlying IT infrastructure, accelerate cloud adoption and minimize compliance risk. Privately owned since 1985, with over 3,000 technology experts located across 80+ countries, SoftwareONE is one of the fastest growing technology solution providers in the world with elite partnerships with Microsoft, AWS, Adobe, IBM, VMware, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec, McAfee, and many more. To learn more about SoftwareONE, visit www.softwareone.com and connect with the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.